Matt Adams can say what he wants, but the video shows it in plain sight. He gave a Reds fan a little shove. It wasn’t anything that was going to injure the fan…his safety and well being was never in jeopardy. Adams made a great hustle play going over the tarp and reaching into the first row to get a foul ball off the bat of Chris Heisey. A Reds’ fan got his glove up higher than Adams and was able to snag the foul ball. The count moves to 2-1…move on.
After Thursday’s game, Adams said, “I figured he caught it, because I didn’t feel it come into mine. I was just trying to stop from falling in there.”
That’s not what the video shows. Instead, I see Adams pull back his glove and push it into the chest of the fan, knocking him backwards into his seat. I get it, Adams is PO’d. The fan robbed him of a great catch, but the fan had every right. So, if you’re frustrated Adams, slam your glove on the tarp, kick the dirt, whatever…but don’t touch a fan out of frustration. The Reds fan responded by heckling and giving Adams “the Bird…” and I don’t mean Fredbird.
Also, to end on a funny note…if you haven’t seen the pictures, one more reason to laugh at the Cubs…on so many levels. Check it out below.